Tellabs Inc. ranked in ComputerWorld magazine's 100 Best Information Technology Companies to Work For three years in a row. The company ranked 90th in 2008, the last year it made the list. ComputerWorld cited the company’s employee recognition programs. Teams and individuals are recognized for exceptional performance through a President's Award, merit increases, a bonus program and stock incentive plans. The IT department has an additional program, which includes bonuses and gift certificates for restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores. Team performance is recognized monthly at company meetings. Celebrations include outings such as wine tastings, cruises, bowling or dining out.
The company emphasizes training and development. Employees take an average of approximately 30 hours of training annually.
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